Christmas and Holiday Ornaments Free Tatting Patterns

Here is a delightful selection of free tatting patterns for that special Christmas card or ornament.

5-point Star star[offsite link]
The design elements in this vintage 5-point star are the simplest used in tatting. There are only rings and chains. It is given a lacy effect by tatting a picot after nearly every double stitch. If tatted in a sturdy six cord hard twist thread it would have a lot of body. However, a soft pearl cotton type thread would need to be stiffened and blocked before use. The star has many applications. It can be appliquéd onto wearables or joined in multiples for collars or cuffs. Individual stars would

Candle 1 star[offsite link]
Here is another decoration for a Christmas candle by Edda Guastalla. Of course, the tatting could be used as an edging or insertion for anything you wish.

Candle wreath star[offsite link]
I don´t think I would risk lighting a candle with a tatted wreath decorating it, but they make pretty decorations. Edda Guastalla provides another nice pattern.

Celtic Style Christmas Wreath star[offsite link]
The tatting in this pattern is not difficult but so effective with the interlacing. Birgit Phelps has done it again!

Christmas bell By Dagmar Pezzuto star
A tatted cluny bell shared by Dagmar Pezzuto. Use split ring, split chain, Victorian sets and beaded picots.

Christmas Cat star[offsite link]
Here is a lovely tatted cat by Nell which is most effective and not difficult. Saved by the wayback machine.

Christmas Motif star[offsite link]
Here is a pretty Christmas motif designed by Iris Neibach.

Christmas Motifs - Hearts star[offsite link]
Stylish tatted Christmas Hearts by Anne Bruvold.

Donna Hamby's Lace on Glass star
Donna Hamby's Lace on Glass 2005 Ornament prepared for the Online Tatting Class.

Frame Decoration star[offsite link]
Here is a nice little frame which can be used for decorations at any time of the year. Saved from wayback machine.

Gina Brummet´s Plaited Tatted Braid star[offsite link]
A Red and Green plaited braid with beads and split rings. You will need 4 shuttles for this pattern by Gina Brummet just right for the coming holidays!

Holly Berries star[offsite link]
This pattern by Heather Johnston will be useful for your Christmas cards.

Holly Doodle star[offsite link]
I know this is a little late for Christmas but you can always add it to your cards for next year!

Holy Family Nativity Scene star[offsite link]
Here is a lovely Nativity scene by Edda Guastalla. She includes diagrammatical instructions which are fairly easy to follow.

Icicles star[offsite link]
Here is a series of simple and imaginative needle tatted icicles by Heather Johnston.

Lovely Snowflake by Wendy Durell star[offsite link]
Well balanced snowflake pattern by Wendy Durell. See Isdihara´s model at

Mailable Tatted Holiday Tree Greeting Card star
Here is a quick an easy project for the holidays. A tatted Christmas tree which can be mailed or scanned and used to print your own holiday greeting cards.

Mittens with Tatted Flair by Julie Patterson star[offsite link]
Julie Patterson presents the instructions for the cute mitten with holiday tatted trim in wonderfully clear illustrations. I wonder if Quinn, her 9-year old son who "helped" with the designs and diagrams, too, was also the inspiration for this charming mitten bookmark.

Pearl Tatted Ornament - Nina Libin star[offsite link]
Nina Libin´s Holiday ornament may be used as tree decoration, pin or pendant. It features pearl or maltese tatting.

Poinsettia Cluny Tatting star[offsite link]
Dagmar Pezzuto from Brazil shares her tatted poinsettia in cluny leaves.

Snowman - Jane Eborall star[offsite link]
This clever snowman by Jane Eborall features a stove pipe hat and scarf made from split rings.

Suncatcher star[offsite link]
This beautiful suncatcher by Nancy Tracy will make a lovely window decoration.

Tatted Christmas Wreath star[offsite link]
This one would be wonderful either as a Christmas card ornament or hanging on the tree.

Tatted Wreath star[offsite link]
This is an interesting wreath by Mark Myers, aka Tatman, photo only.

The Stockings Were Hung star[offsite link]
Here is an attractive Christmas stocking by Roger AKA Freedman. Saved on the wayback machine. Photos are missing.

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